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Jun 21, 2012, 1:48 PM

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I've got a 1997 Chevrolet half ton pick up with a 5.7, leavin work and it just died while i was driving. took it home checkin it out, fuel pump is running, priming and shutting off like its supposed to. i found a firing problem, changed plugs, coil and firing solenoid, but still getting weak to no spark, any suggestions?


Hammer Time
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Jun 21, 2012, 2:40 PM

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Test the fuel pressure and post it here.
Use an adjustable spark tester to determine the actual strength of the spark.




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Jun 21, 2012, 4:38 PM

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Also if there are any trouble codes stored in the engine computer, let us know what the code numbers are.


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firing solenoid


What is a firing solenoid?





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Jun 21, 2012, 8:04 PM

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What is a firing solenoid?



I'm gonna guess it's a cap......If I have a 2nd chance I'll go with a rotor






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Jun 21, 2012, 8:30 PM

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I'm betting on a Ignition Module.

Do we win anything in this contest?




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Sidom
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Jun 21, 2012, 8:40 PM

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Yup probably a module.....

The prize is an open mod spot at a brand spankin new forum.......congrats D






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Hammer Time
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Jun 21, 2012, 8:46 PM

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Yeah, a new forum with n experts..LOL




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Discretesignals
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Jun 21, 2012, 11:33 PM

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HT, you could open your own forum. It's free...at least that is what it says.





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Jun 22, 2012, 6:09 AM

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You're not getting rid of me that easy............




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re-tired
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Jun 22, 2012, 11:23 PM

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See , I told all you guys he would not fall for it,


LIFE'S SHORT GO FISH




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